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Chefs and Champions for Kids 2009 this Saturday

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Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino

Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino - Chef Dean Thomas

Promises2Kids will host their 8th Annual Charity Fundraising Event, Chefs and Champions for Kids 2009 this Saturday, October 24. The event will be held at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park from 6:30 to 11:30pm.

Magic will be a central theme of the event with magicians and mimes entertaining guests throughout the evening while food stations and cocktails will be provided by some of San Diego’s best chefs and award-winning restaurants. A new addition to this year’s benefit gala is the speakeasy-style cigar bar that will feature casino games, cigars, scotch tasting and additional entertainment.

The restaurants and chefs that will be featured during this magical-themed night include: Acqua al 2 – Chef Martin Gonzalez; Barona Valley Ranch Resort and Casino – Chef Dean Thomas; Café Japengo – Chef Jerry Warner; Il Fornaio Coronado – Chef Partner Marco Nocco; Pamplemousse Grille – Chef Jerry Strauss; Los Arcos Restaurant – Chef Eduardo Angulo; The Monsoon Group – Chef Vipin Kumar; Phil’s B-B-Q – Chef Phil Pace; Polinsky Children’s Center – Executive Chef Isa Olloni; The Red Door Restaurant and Wine Bar – Chef Brian Johnston and The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla – Executive Chef Steve Floyd.

During the evening’s festivities, Promises2Kids will recognize those individuals and businesses that are true champions of children. The 2009 Champions for Kids Honorees include: Lifetime Champion (Posthumous Award) – Mary Goodall; Corporate Champion – Boyer Moving and Storage; Community Champion – San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association and Volunteer Champion – Connie Fox.

“We are proud to recognize our 2009 Class of Honorees with a gourmet feast from some of San Diego’s finest Chefs,” said Hon. Susan Golding, Promises2Kids President and Chief Executive Officer. “The individuals and groups being honored are among the finest examples of our community’s commitment to support foster children here in San Diego County. They certainly have done their part to help these children become successful young men and women.”

Proceeds from the event will fund child abuse prevention, education, and advocacy programs of Promises2Kids, formerly called the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation. An example of a program that will be funded is the Guardian Scholars Program, which provides financial assistance for former foster youth to help support their efforts to obtain a college degree or vocational training.

To support Promises2Kids, you may purchase your tickets for Chefs and Champions for Kids 2009 either online or at the door.

P2K_Magic_EviteChefs and Champions 2009
Saturday, October 24
6:30 – 11:30pm

at the Hall of Champions
2131 Pan Pacific Avenue, Balboa Park

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